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Hankook Airless Tires Inch Closer To Production Reality

A number of tire manufacturers have been portraying airless tires as the way of the future. A few have even moved into production capacity on the …

More Evidence Life Could Have Come From Beyond

A new study reveals bacteria can survive atmospheric entry<p><i>Lithopanspermia.</i><p>The word is a mouthful but it represents one of the most intriguing theories about the origin of life on Earth. Quite literally, it means life began from an extraterrestrial source and came here by hitching a ride on a rock, …

Five gadgets that will transform your dumb car into a smart car

In fact, most new vehicles look more like smartphones on the inside than cars.<p>But the smarter automobiles get, the more expensive they become. And not everybody can afford to shell out thousands of dollars just to get a tech update in the car.<p>Fortunately, there's another way to bring your car into …

Teen says she tried to save step-grandparents in plane crash

SEATTLE (AP) — The teenager who survived a small plane crash in Washington's Cascade Mountains says she burned herself trying to pull her …

2017 Audi R8

The software makes the difference.<p>Hardware matters, but often it’s the software that tells the hardware how to operate that makes the difference. That’s true for smartphones that tech websites tear down to reveal $40 worth of parts, but increasingly also for cars—even the ones that don’t drive …

6 Sky Events This Week: Primetime Jupiter, Asteroid Juno, and Zodiacal Light

Jupiter gives its best show of the year, and the elusive pyramids of light put in a rare appearance.<p>Watch the sky this week to soak in Jupiter's best appearance of 2015. You might also catch sight of a large asteroid and a ghostly light making tracks across the night sky.<p><b>Moon and Jupiter.</b> Look for …

Astronomy

SpaceX Could Soon Be Launching Military Spy Satellites

Elon Musk's bunch aims to challenge the Lockheed-Boeing monopoly on space launches for the military.<p>Slowly but surely, change is coming to military space launches, as the monopoly that has cornered the market may be about to give way.<p>Since 2006, the United Launch Alliance — a joint venture of …

Space Travel

4 Sky Events This Week: Inner Planets Dance While Saturn Dazzles

The moon rides above Saturn, while bright Venus points to faint Mercury.<p>An eclipse of a volcanic moon by the king of planets, Jupiter, will thrill stargazers this week, as Earth's moon rides above the ringed world, Saturn.<p><b>Moon meets Maiden.</b> On Tuesday, January 13, early birds will enjoy a …

Astronomy

Press conference on Friday will provide an update on the fate of the Mars spacecraft that disappeared on Christmas day in 2003<p>A British Mars lander that was lost on its way to the red planet more than a decade ago may have been spotted by an orbiting spacecraft.<p>The Beagle 2 lander was supposed to …

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